Test Taking Tips on GMAT

This video will provide you with some invaluable test taking tips. e sure to follow the guidelines as the same will help you deliver an optimum performance on the GMAT.

Test Taking Tips

The GMAT is a complex exam, and while the best way to ace it is developing a strong understanding of the fundamental syllabus concepts and a well thought out test-taking strategy, there are a number of smaller tips that can also help you. In this short article, we will cover some useful tips that will help you improve your GMAT performance.

Useful Tips

First of all, take special care to pay close attention to the first 10 questions in the quant and verbal sections. Due to the adaptive nature of the GMAT scoring, these questions can have a greater impact on your final score. If you happen to find the test difficult, at first, do not fret. This difficulty is, most likely, a sign that you are doing well. When the test is too easy, it's a bigger problem; when you really need to sweat, it's often a good sign. If the software is throwing the difficult questions at you, it means you are doing well. Take it one question at a time, and do your best.

As mentioned above, you should take each question one at a time. Avoid judging how you are performing, as you give the exam, and focus on only the question at hand. Have faith that if you keep doing well, from wherever you are in the test, you can get a good score. Do not give up, never give up. Do not stick to any one question for too long. If a question is taking you more than two minutes to solve, mark it at random and move on. Remember, it is possible to score in the 99th percentile on the GMAT, even if you get approximately 20% of the questions incorrectly. Do not feel as if you have to continue working on a question, just because you have already invested time into it.

If the test happens to feel different to you, do not worry, that is perfectly normal. If it seems that the software is throwing particularly difficult questions at you, it is probably because you are doing well. Just hang in there and soon you will find that all you have learned is applying and that nothing is alien.

Finally, make sure to attempt every single question. On the GMAT, the penalty for not completing a test is higher than for getting a few answers wrong. Thus, if you must, be prepared to mark the answers blindly, in the last few seconds. Mark the shortest answers in the SC questions and the longest in the RC questions, they are just a bit more likely to be correct.

This article has deliberately been kept brief; for a more elaborate explanation, please refer to Experts' Global's Stage One videos.

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